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Lizzy Ross Comes Home With ‘Violet Bell’

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After spending four years making music in Nashville, singer-songwriter Lizzy Ross began to feel homesick.

Ross grew up in North Carolina, went to UNC-Chapel Hill and started her career in the Triangle music scene. While Nashville was filled with passionate and impressive musicians, she missed being part of a community that she felt really embraced diverse creative expressions.

Ross has reconnected and collaborated with a number of artists since her return last summer, and recently recorded a new live album with musician Omar Ruiz-Lopez.

Host Frank Stasio talks with Ross and  Ruiz-Lopez about their new creative partnership, and the two perform original songs from the new album “Violet Bell.”

The duo plays the Mystery Brewing Public House in Hillsborough tonight at 8 p.m.; Arcana in Durham on Sunday at 7:30 p.m.; and as part of the Saxapahaw Rivermill Music Series on July 16 at 6 p.m.  ​

Anita Rao is an award-winning journalist and the host and creator of "Embodied," a live, weekly radio show and seasonal podcast about sex, relationships & health. She's also the managing editor of WUNC's on-demand content.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.